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"In my role as a college lecturer in maths and numeracy, we help students on many of the courses offered by the college. Most courses give students the opportunity to improve their numeracy skills, and through teaching on these courses I have met many young people who are care experienced.
"I think many people are unaware of how much an impact being a carer can have on people’s lives, and I have met some who have had to leave education because of their caring responsibilities and are now at college trying to get qualifications while still filling the role of unpaid carer. They can struggle to find time to complete their studies and sometimes have to miss classes because of their situation.
"I am delighted to have this opportunity through Care Radio to offer some kind of support to those people and many like them."
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More veterans coming forward for help because of the increased understanding
The Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation Programme is being rolled out among health workers
Care ideas from the other side of the world
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it's been learning how care in Canterbury New Zealand works differently
MP apologises after criticising lockdown nurses for "after-work drinks
the Conservative member for Lichfield, made the remark while defending the Prime Minister who attended a Downing Street gathering in June 2020.
Steam locomotive named in honour of carers
The engine, built in 1916, runs on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in North Yorkshire and is now called “Nightingale and Seacole”
Experiences wanted from carers dealing with major trauma
The James Lind Alliance, is trying to guide scientists who want to know what they should be researching
e-Scooter accidents on the rise
Numbers rose by 82 per cent from 2020 to 2021 according to figures from Ambulance Trusts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Committee calls for changes to Visas and pay for care workers
The recommendations have been welcomed by a number of organisations including The Homecare Association which warns that the sector is in a ‘precarious state’
‘I Live With Dementia’ campaign launched to support unpaid carers
The aim being to signpost people to the charity’s support through its dementia specialist Admiral Nurses
GMC advice to doctors
There’s a new drive to deal with workplace bullying in health and medical settings